Lunch break

We all make trade-offs, and theirs is rather reasonable.

Dog days

Is yawning really contagious? We’re about to find out.

My smirking Butternut

Shades of Daisy Hamilton are surfacing.

A view from the top of the ride

From happy happy joy joy to grumpy grumpy sad sad and back again. The roller coaster as metaphor.


The only shape that I know how to draw popped up in the backyard.

Princess in the garden

Doesn’t everyone wear their princess costume while planting flowers and pulling weeds?

The fearless one

And then later that afternoon she taught herself to swim.

Fun in the sun

My kids have seen more rain in the last two days than in the entirety of the rest of their lives. Crossing our fingers for some dry hours tomorrow.

Simple pleasures

Soaking in the heat of early July, my favorite month of the year.

In summer!

I really do hope that the title of this post gets that song stuck in your head.